Laura Johnson

Laura Johnson is an American actress. She is best known for playing Terry Hartford in the CBS primetime soap opera Falcon Crest from 1983 to 1986.

Laura Johnson
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Johnson in 1987
Years active1977–present
David Solomon

(m. 1985; div. 1989)


Johnson made her film debut in the 1977 drama film Opening Night directed by John Cassavetes and starring Gena Rowlands. From 1979 to 1980, she had a recurring role as Betty Lou Barker in the CBS prime time soap opera Dallas. In 1983, she was cast as Terry Hartford in the another CBS prime time soap opera, Falcon Crest playing this role to 1986.[1][2] In 1986, she received Soap Opera Digest Awards nomination for Outstanding Villainess on a Prime Time Serial.[citation needed]

Johnson appeared in a number of movies, include Beyond Reason (1985), Wes Craven's Chiller (1985), Fatal Instinct (1992), Trauma (1993), Deadly Exposure (1993), Four Christmases (2008) and Fame (2009). From 1988 to 1989, she played one of leads in the ABC medical drama series Heartbeat produced by Aaron Spelling. From 1998 to 1999, she played a leading role in the syndicated television family drama Born Free. Johnson also guest starred in a number of shows, include Hotel, L.A. Law, In the Heat of the Night, Nash Bridges, Strong Medicine and Monk.

Personal lifeEdit

Johnson was born in Burbank, California. She was first married to producer David Solomon,[citation needed] and then to actor Harry Hamlin from 1985 to 1990.[3][4]



  1. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (June 24, 2009). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946–Present. Random House Publishing Group. p. 443. ISBN 9780307483201. Retrieved January 15, 2020 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Schemering, Christopher (September 1985). The Soap Opera Encyclopedia (1st ed.). Ballantine Books. pp. 95–98. ISBN 0-345-32459-5.
  3. ^ Mills, Nancy (January 11, 1994). "The Dark Side". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  4. ^ Beyette, Beverly (September 1, 1992). "The Two-Ring Circus". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 15, 2020.

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